PTTRX – Has Bill Gross Lost His Touch in Pimco Total Return Fund?

PTTRX, the Pimco Total Return Fund, keeps suffering outflows in a solid market for bonds, and underperformance on the part of Bill Gross is to blame. Read More

How To Buy Emerging Market ETFs With Greater Confidence

In aggregate, emerging market stocks trade at a 40% price-to-earnings (P/E) discount to developed U.S. stocks. Does that make emergers cheap? Not necessarily. Read More

How Bond ETFs Crushed Stock ETFs In Q1 2014

The economy grinds along, and a good number of stock ETFs show wear and tear, while these bond funds gained ground. What's on tap for the second quarter? Read More

Hot Money Shuffle: New Tech Out, Emerging Markets In

The early signs of a rotation into emerging markets are starting to appear. Here are two things I would do in coming weeks. Read More

An ETF Portfolio Strategy Warren Buffett Would Approve

What are the attributes of a world-class investment portfolio that even Warren Buffett would bless? Think diversity, like that found in these ETFs Read More

3 Reasons Top Earners Should Favor High Yield Muni ETFs

Many fear that rising interest rates will crush income-oriented portfolios. That was last year's news. Now it's about hedging risk; here's a way with Muni ETFs Read More

Beating the Dividend Income Drought With Covered Calls

Will dividend yields test 1999 lows? If so, investors will need to find alternative ways to find income, and a covered call is a way to bolster income Read More

3 ETFs That Make the Most of Buybacks

Buybacks can be a great thing when done correctly. Unfortunately, that rarely happens. But these ETFs can help you make the most of stock buybacks. Read More

3 Funds to Buy Before the Market Crashes

Stocks keep climbing despite bad economic news. Ultra-conservative investors can look to these funds to buy if they think the market is ripe for a crash. Read More

3 Big Shortcomings of Target Date Funds

Around 41% of all 401(k) savers have are using target date funds (TDFs) and the numbers keep rising. It's a good start, but consider these 3 flaws, too Read More

Take Buffett’s Advice: 5 Vanguard Funds to Buy

Warren Buffett believes index funds are the way to go for most investors. Here is a group of five ETFs and mutual funds from Vanguard Funds worth owning. Read More

Smart Beta Investing: New Paradigm or Word Trick?

Is so-called smart beta investing a new and improved way to invest or just another one of Wall Street's fancy sales pitches? Find out the details here... Read More

FXI: The Largest China ETF, But Not the Best

The iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI) dominates the universe of China ETFs, but its huge weighting in financials is a key drawback. You have better options. Read More

Socially Responsible Investing Is Starting to Beat the Market

Socially responsible Investing doesn't mean sacrificing profits for investing with your morals. Here's five top-performing SRI ETFs. Read More

ETF Investing In A Sputtering Economy

Many assume that a stock market's direction depends on an economy's well-being. It does not. Here's a way to play the ETF market in this difficult economy Read More

‘Global Value’ by Meb Faber: A Must-Read for Any Investor

Meb Faber's latest book, 'Global Value,' provides insight into the research behind the Cambria Global Value ETF (GVAL). Read More

3 ETFs to Profit from the Non-Crisis in Ukraine

The crisis in the Ukraine turned out to be more of a non-crisis, economically speaking. But here are 3 ETFs that will still profit. Read More

3 Big Time Trends That ETF Investors May Miss

Investors should use the current news and investment landscape to hedge their market bets. Here are some suggested avenues for ETF investors Read More

2 Easy Ways to Add Commodities to Your Portfolio

Commodities have outperformed stocks since the start of the year, but many investors have not benefited. Here is a chance to learn more and start to invest now Read More

Blood In the Streets: A Tale of Egypt and Russia

If problems in Egypt in 2013 are any indicator of investment history, this could be a chance for ETF investors to profit from today's situation in Russia Read More